Past Forums


Tobias Koenig
Managing Partner, König & Cie
CEO/Marenave Schiffahrts AG

Mr. Koenig has been involved with the shipping business since 1982 when he took an apprenticeship with Hamburg Sud, one of the world's largest ocean transportation providers in Germany. After graduating from Hamburg Shipping School, Mr. Koenig joined Hamburg Sud full time and began his professional career in the liner business. Over the years Mr. Koenig has been involved in everything from marketing and sales to purchasing and ownership of large containerships around the world. In 1999, Mr. Koenig founded König & Cie, preeminent Hamburg shipping and investment company which has closed 80 close ended real estate and shipping funds.

Mr. Koenig is CEO of Marenave Schiffahrts AG which was founded in 2005 and successfully IPO'd in 2006. Marenave was Germany's first shipping IPO and is listed at the Hamburg Stock Exchange (M5S:GR). The company owns and operates a diversified fleet of Tankers, Bulkers and Containerships and owns one Car Carrier.

In 2006, Koenig & Cie. and Scorpio, BVI, founded the JV Scorship Navigation, which today manages 12 Product Tankers and 10 Bulk Carriers controlled by Koenig & Cie. Funds and Marenave.

Today the companies managed by Mr. König control over 80 vessels, mostly Tankers, Container vessels and Bulk Carriers. Many of the ships are operated in pools, together with internationally renowned public and private shipping companies, such as Teekay, Diamond S., Scorpio Tankers, OSG and Klaveness. In his career, Mr. König has been involved with the purchase and management of over 100 ships throughout the world.